CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

 
      
 
Phase 1: Increased tension, anger, blaming and arguing
              
             
Phase 2: Battering, hitting, slapping, kicking, choking, use of objects
                                                     or weapons, sexual abuse, verbal threats and mental abuse.
 
 
Phase 3: Calm stage (this stage may decrease over time).  May
                                                     deny violence, say they were drunk, say he is sorry and promise
                                                     it will never happen again........
 
     PHASE 4:  It starts all over again.